If I Stay
For those parents that attended parent teacher interviews, thank you! It was great to meet all of you. For any who missed them, please feel free to send me an email and I will send you an update.
A big thank you to the Web students who helped make the night run smoothly. :)
Every October, I make it a point to attend the Friends of the Library Book Sale in Kelowna. If you love to read, this is the place for you! The adult fiction is only $1.00 per novel and the teen fiction is only 50 cents each.
The sale tends to run for three days, but they keep boxes of books back so there is always new stock. I'll admit that sometimes I go to the sale a few times during that three day stretch. This year, I lucked out and found several novels on my wish list. Check it out!
From the Okanagan Regional Library page:
Kelowna Friends of the Library (www.kelownafol.ca) The Kelowna Friends of the Library, a non-profit organization formed in 1988, is registered under the Society Act of British Columbia and the Canada Income Tax Act. All persons interested in libraries can obtain a membership for $5.00 per year at the Kelowna, Mission or Rutland branch libraries.
For membership and donation information, please call 250-763-7323 (READ) or www.kelownafol.ca
Well, another summer vacation has come and gone. This one was a bit longer than any of us would have liked, but we're finally back at school. In all honesty, GMS is an amazing school and we're all lucky to be spending our days with such wonderful students and staff. And the view! Who can forget the million dollar view, especially from my third floor classroom :)
I'll be writing more as we traverse the year. For now, just take some time to settle in and relax. The hard work will start really soon. Right now, just get into the groove of the new school year.
Thanks for reading,
I highly recommend following Grammarly on Facebook. They often have funny quotes and cartoons about reading and writing.
Enjoy your weekend. :)
An exciting event is coming to GMS on April 3rd. The Human Library, which is an amazing opportunity for students to meet interesting people and learn more about them.
I feel wretched. Awful. Tired.
However, I'm still happy. Why on earth is that? I've had a terrible cough for more than three weeks, but I'm still smiling.
I'd like to credit the learning I've done over the past year. I've done lots of research on happiness and how we keep it. I think the most important thing I learned was that pain does not have to equal suffering.
Pain is certainly a fact of life, but we have a choice about how to deal with the pain. We can radically accept (Dr. M. M. Linehan) what's happened to us and do the best with what's left. So, I've accepted the fact that I have a cough and am just getting on with things.
Working at GMS has also made me happier. Coming to work is satisfying because the tone of the school is built around making the best of things and collaborating. I've worked at other jobs where I felt very much isolated from the rest of the staff/customers. It's amazing to come to work and feel at home. I really hope students and parents feel this way too.